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Girls basketball: Knappa defeats Columbia for first win

The Daily Astorian

Published on January 11, 2018 12:01AM

Last changed on January 11, 2018 11:18PM

PORTLAND — The Knappa Lady Loggers picked up their first win of the season Thursday, a 29-28 decision at Columbia Christian.

Knappa snapped a 12-game losing skid to start the season, and had to overcome a 13-11 halftime deficit to do it.

“It was back and forth in the first half, but we were trying to go too fast, and ended up with too many turnovers,” said Knappa coach Marie Green. “We were able to slow it down and play a little more calm in the third quarter,” when the Loggers went on an 11-6 run, for a 22-19 lead heading into the final period.

Still, the Loggers were just 5-of-17 at the free throw line, which kept the Knights in the game.

Knappa made a late free throw for a three-point advantage, before a last second two-point basket by Columbia.

Madelynn Weaver led the Loggers with seven points, while Vicki Ramvick finished with six points and five rebounds.

Aiko Miller added five points and eight boards, and Paris Vanderburg pulled down seven rebounds, with four assists and three steals.


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